This self-catering chalet on two floors is situated in an area of the pretty French village of Chatel known as Petit Chatel, a few miles from the Swiss border. Sleeping up to 6 people, the first level has a kitchen including fridge and dishwasher, a dining/living room, bathroom and separate toilet and the second level has 3 bedrooms,(two twin bed rooms and one bed room with bunkbeds) and a toilet. It is furnished in a basic but comfortable style with all conveniences provided.The French windows in the dining area open out onto south facing balcony with beautiful views. Under the chalet is a storage area and we also have a lockable garage, ideal for ski or mountain bike storage, with an extra parking space available.
Bed linen is available on request.
N.B. access to chalet from parking area is up steep path approx 100m long so not advisable for elderly or people with walking difficulties.
Chatel area: Chatel is at the centre of the Portes du Soleil ski area, the largest linked ski area in Europe,comprising 14 resorts in France and Switzerland. The village itself has a traditional style supporting local farming as well as tourism.It caters for many local French people as well as visitors from all over Europe and further. There is a wide selection of restaurants and bars, including many traditional Savoyard restaurants and shops.
Our chalet is located in a quiet position in the Petit Chatel area, just above the town centre, however during peak seasons, both winter and summer, there is a restaurant and bar, a boulangerie, sports shops with ski equipment hire and a newsagent open, just a short walk away, opposite the Barbossine lift.
Ski-ing; there is a frequent free ski bus for all Chatel ski lifts. For Linga and Pre la Joux you may need to change in the centre of Chatel. Ski equipment can be rented via the INTERSPORTwebsite and then collected from the Intersport shop in Petit-Chatel. Discounts may also be available for booking online.
Chatel is a pretty, traditional style village just over the Swiss border and at the top of the Abondance Valley which eventually winds its way down to Lake Leman, at Thonon Les Bains.
Chatel is at the centre of the Portes du Soleil ski area linking 14 ski resorts in France and Switzerland. There are 3 major ski lift areas in Chatel;-Super Chatel is a telecabine lift from the centre of the village, Linga is also a telecabine at the bottom of the villge, along the valley floor and the Pre-la Joux lift area is a short drive to the top of the valley. There are large car parks at both and the free ski buses also drop off here.
Chatel has all the amenities you would require, there are numerous restaurants and bars, ski equipment and hire shops, supermarkets,bakeries, a cinema, chemist and several shops selling traditional Savoyard food, toys, pottery etc.
The chalet is above the village, approx 1/1.5km from the centre.